The Happiest Place on Earth is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary of being open to the public at its first location in Anaheim, California. In order to help celebrate this momentous event, Disneyland will be creating a number of special events during the Diamond Celebration – created in honor of the 60th anniversary. In order to kick off the Diamond Celebration, the park will be throwing a special, 24-hour party that will begin at 6am and will continue into the night and onto the next morning! This 24-hour party will be taking place on Friday, May 22nd so stop by if you’re in one of the family-friendly hotels walking distance to Disneyland.
Attending this 24-hour party is an event you won’t want to miss, as Disneyland will be pulling all the stops for this huge event! Some of the things that you can look forward to seeing include a brand new parade, a new fireworks display and a light show among many other things. One of the big things that Disneyland has been working on is their brand new nighttime parade, which they are calling “Paint the Night”. What makes “Paint the Night’ such a unique parade, aside from the fact that it will take place at night, is that it will consist of 1.5 million LED lights that will truly light up the night! The parade will consist of well-known characters from Disney movies such as Cars, Monsters Inc., Beauty and the Best, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and the recent hit Frozen. In addition to the “Paint the Night” parade, there will also be a brand new fireworks display, which is being called “Disneyland Forever”. In this new show, a new technology called “projection mapping technology” will be used. Essentially, this means that scenes from various Disney movies will be projected onto storefronts, the Matterhorn mountain, and the outside of the “It’s a Small World” ride while the fireworks display occurs. Be sure to get your tickets for the kick off to Disneyland’s 60th anniversary before they sell out!